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Ex-Penn State president disputes sex abuse report

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

John E. Riley, defense lawyer for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Philadelphia. Attorneys for Spanier dispute allegations in the university-funded investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh, that Spanier covered up reports of child sex abuse involving convicted former assistant...

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Isaac poses potential problems for RNC

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dr. Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, updates a reporter on tropical storm Isaac Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. As of 11:00 AM tropical storm Isaac’s location 15.9 degrees north, 59.3 degrees...

Obama criticizes Romney over college assistance

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Capital University, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama accused rival Mitt Romney of being oblivious to the burdens of paying...

Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Saturday, March 24, 2012 file photo, villagers pray over the grave of one of the sixteen victims killed in a shooting rampage in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. It was once President Barack...

Mo. congressman defies GOP leaders to stay in race

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A campaign sign stands outside the Senate campaign office of U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 in Chesterfield, Mo. Rep. Akin has come under pressure to abandon his Senate compaign after his comments that women’s bodies can prevent...

Huge fire burns to edge of 3 Calif. towns

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A DC-10 drops fire retardant on the Ponderosa Fire Monday Aug. 20, 2012, near Paynes Creek, Calif. Nearly 1,900 firefighters were battling the Ponderosa Fire in rugged, densely forested terrain as it threatened 3,500 homes in the towns of Manton, Shingletown...

Friends tweet before dying in Md. train derailment

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Officials, top left, inspect part of a CSX freight train that derailed alongside a parking lot overnight in Ellicott City, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Authorities say the train, hauling coal from West Virginia to Maryland, derailed and fell from a bridge...

Authorities amend Natalie Wood's death certificate

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 23, 1972 file photo, actor Robert Wagner and his former wife, actress Natalie Wood, pose at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England. Authorities amended Wood’s death certificate on Aug. 1, 2012 to reflect some of the lingering...

AP Exclusive: Unheard King audio found in attic

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this 1960 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Atlanta. A 1960 recording of an interview with King never before heard in public is up for sale. The tape was recorded by a Chattanooga man hoping to write a book and captures King talking...

Unshuffled cards a costly headache for AC casinos

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, shown here on Feb. 13, 2012, is suing a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million in an April 2012 game of mini-baccarat. The Atlantic City, N.J., casino says the eight decks of cards were not shuffled by the manufacturer before...